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Would You Consider A Makeup Hiatus?

Would You Consider A Makeup Hiatus?
Earlier this fall at the MTV Video Music Awards, fans were shocked to see that Alicia Keys had decided to attend the event completely makeup-free. The "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart" songstress decided that she wanted to take a stand against the pressures that the media puts on women to be beautiful. It was a bold statement and reactions were mixed. Some people thought Alicia was right on the money, while others questioned if she was unfairly demonizing makeup.
 
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15 Pro Tips On Wearing Makeup with Glasses

15 Pro Tips On Wearing Makeup with Glasses
You know those makeup malfunctions you get where the nose pads on your glasses rest on your nose? Those unsightly, annoying indentations and smudges that result from perhaps too much makeup, unsealed makeup, or simply bad luck?
 
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Help Your Skin Survive Halloween

Help Your Skin Survive Halloween
Halloween is coming up quick, and that means lots of fun costumes and crazy makeup to go along with it! Unfortunately, Halloween makeup can be very heavy and hard on your skin. Here are some easy tips to make sure your skin survives the experience.
 
 
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Using Concealer Correctly

Using Concealer Correctly
When you're up too early and greeted by dark bags under your eyes, what is the first thing you reach for? Your beloved concealer! It's a wonderful tool that belongs in every makeup bag, but is often used incorrectly. To make sure you're getting the most out of this great product, follow our simple guide:
 
 
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Instagrammers Tell Us the Best Ways to Apply Mascara

Instagrammers Tell Us the Best Ways to Apply Mascara
Mascara. You either nailed it, or you didn't. There is a sweet spot somewhere between thin lashes, and lashes that look like they've covered in coffee grinds. So we asked some of our friends who have big followings on their Instagram makeup profiles, how they do their lashes and to give our readers some tips. Check it out! 
 
 
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How to Clean a Beautyblender

How to Clean a Beautyblender

Let's be honest: when it comes to makeup, brushes, sponges, and other beauty tools, we could all level up our cleaning game. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to find the time, motivation, or even proper techniques. Makeup artists have the advantage here, as keeping the tools of their trade squeaky clean for clients is a must for their business. However, when it comes to our personal products, which often seem safely hidden away in the bathroom, it can be tempting to put off this important step for all beauty routines.

With the ever growing popularity of the Beautyblender in mind, we decided to take the guesswork out of makeup sponge sanitation for you with a quick how-to. We asked our friend, Elley (@beauty_by_elley), to give our readers a run through. Elley is a makeup enthusiast and uses these tools on herself. With her simple words of wisdom, you can finally banish those pesky excuses and give your blender the cleaning it deserves.

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Last Minute Halloween Makeup Ideas - Infographic

Last Minute Halloween Makeup Ideas - Infographic

Sometimes life gets in the way and we procrastinate on Halloween looks. So for all of you busy folks out there, we put together this Halloween makeup infographic that's easy enough for everyone of all levels of makeup expertise to follow, use, and benefit from. Don't forget to shop the Frends Beauty Halloween makeup section on http://www.frendsbeauty.com/halloween-makeup.html. When you post your looks on Instagram, hashtag #frendsbeauty so we can see them!

 

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Top Beauty Products to Put on Your Christmas List

Top Beauty Products to Put on Your Christmas List

Are you ready to start picking the makeup products that you want to put on your Christmas list? We must admit that each year, our holiday wish lists are usually entirely comprised of makeup, skincare and luxury beauty products.

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12 Pro Tips on Setting Under-eye Makeup Without Cracking

12 Pro Tips on Setting Under-eye Makeup Without Cracking
You spend time putting on your makeup. You pay close attention to the meticulous application of your favorite products. You're proud of your masterful technique, and flawless execution. Then later on in the day, the area under your eyes looks like a cracked, dry desert lake bed. So we asked some of our friends who are professional makeup artists for some tips on keeping the makeup on your under-eye area from cracking. Check it out!
 
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The Versatility of Glitter Makeup

The Versatility of Glitter Makeup
You might think glitter makeup is limited to a little shimmer in your shadow, but glitter is much more versatile than that! It's not just for special events either. Here are some easy ways to glam up your look with loose glitter:
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Eyeshadow Primer Vs Base; Is There a Difference?

Eyeshadow Primer Vs Base; Is There a Difference?

When you want your eyeshadow to last a while, do you turn to a primer or a base? Though the terms are often used interchangeably, the two are not the same! It's important to know the difference so you can choose the best one for your look.


 

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Why Coordinating Your Makeup is Better Than Matching and How to Do it Properly

Why Coordinating Your Makeup is Better Than Matching and How to Do it Properly
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We're kind of obsessed with fictitious characters like Elle Woods and Cher Horowitz. You know, little miss perfect types who are always exquisitely styled, groomed and, above all, matching. Sometimes it can be fun to let these fictional ladies inspire your makeup look; nothing screams "fictional little rich girl" quite like lips and eyes that perfectly match. While matching can be fun, we have to admit, we're way more into coordinating.


 

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How To Cover Up Dark Spots The Right Way

How To Cover Up Dark Spots The Right Way
In a perfect world, our skin would be free of acne scars or other spots of discoloration. Unfortunately, this isn't a perfect world. It can be frustrating to apply your makeup only to realize that your dark spots are still visible.
 
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Makeup and Beauty Tips For Your Next Job Interview

Makeup and Beauty Tips For Your Next Job Interview

How sweet it is to pour a glass of wine, crank up the tunes and spend 1-2 hours doing your most complicated, Kylie-inspired, and totally contoured face. Sometimes it's fun to use every product in your beauty arsenal in the quest to transform yourself into someone else. However, if you're going in for a job interview, this is not one of those occasions.

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What Does it Mean When a Makeup Brand Says They Are Eco-Friendly?

What Does it Mean When a Makeup Brand Says They Are Eco-Friendly?

In a world where it seems like everyone is trying to go more "green," it seems like we're hearing more and more about beauty products that are "eco-friendly." However, for as much as we hear this term being tossed around, it feels like many of us don't really understand what it means. To be perfectly honest with you, we here at Frends Beauty weren't too clear on what it meant either. We knew that we carried tons of great products that were classified as "eco-friendly," but we weren't sure just what that entailed. So, we did our research and we found just about everything there is to know about "green" beauty. To help you learn about the world of eco-friendly products, here are some common phrases you'll hear and just what they mean.

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23 Pro Makeup Artist On-Set Hacks

23 Pro Makeup Artist On-Set Hacks
Murphy's Law nearly always strikes when you least expect it. And you least expect it because you are unwillingly unprepared to deal with it. Double whammy! When the inevitable happens, it's the crafty ones who can figure out how to get out of trouble scott free. We asked some of our professional hair and makeup artist friends about some on-set hacks they've pulled off, and how they saved the day.

 

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Do You Really Need All Those Skin Care Products?

Do You Really Need All Those Skin Care Products?

Have you ever wondered if you really need all those skin care products cluttering up your cabinet space? We can totally relate. We're breaking it down here and describing each product and why you need it - and the one you really can't miss. 

 

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27 Pro Tips for Fall Makeup Looks

27 Pro Tips for Fall Makeup Looks
Fall is here (for everyone except us in SoCal)! That means pubpkin spice latte, pumpkin spice pie, pumpkin spice beer, and pumkin spice everything else! That also brings us Halloween, Thanksgiving...and gorgeous, warm makeup looks! To keep you on top of this Fall's hottest makeup trends we asked our professional makeup artist friends what they recommend to pull off your best fall makeup look.
 
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Creating a DIY Temporary Tattoo Using Makeup

Creating a DIY Temporary Tattoo Using Makeup

Have you always wanted a tattoo, but are afraid to take the plunge? Or maybe you just want a temporary tattoo to complete your Halloween costume. Whatever the reason, you can easily create your own temporary tattoo right at home using makeup! Here's how: 

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12 Tricks to Make Thin Eyebrows Look Full

12 Tricks to Make Thin Eyebrows Look Full
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Your eyebrows are one of the first things people notice about you, usually. They frame your face, enunciate your mood, and help portray your thoughts in a non-verbal mode. In other words, they're pretty important to most of us. Some people were blessed with eyebrows that they consider perfect for their face. Others, not so much. Today we asked some of our pro clients about a common concern, and for some tips on how to make thin eyebrows look more full.

1/12) When trying to make thin brows appear more full, the trick is layers. I fill first with a lighter color in the overall shape I need, then go in with a darker color and create hair strokes. This gives the brow dimension and a really natural look. - Treja McClish

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